Air travel and city streets from the Nordic Museum archives
Wikimedia Sverige is continuing the work with the project 100 000 Bildminnen, where we upload previously unpublished archival photos from the Nordic Museum in Stockholm. In May, we worked with several thematic areas. These include 900 photos from Scandinavian Airlines, where we can see various types of airplanes both in the air and on the ground, as well as depictions of work of the airline staff in different environments. For those who are interested in the history of air travel, these photos offer an insight into what it looked like a couple decades ago.
Another thematic area are city photos from Copenhagen and Göteborg. We've had great help from Danish and Swedish Wikipedians who have been categorizing the photos and using them to illustrate articles. Since working with the photos requires a lot of local knowledge, it's been really appreciated! We've also seen that the photos inspired discussions on Wikipedia, where the users shared their own memories of the depicted places. This emphasizes how important diversity of knowledge and experiences is for the Wikimedia platforms!
Mechanical work on the Bromma airport.
The airplane LN-MOD in the sky.
A view from Göteborg. The gasometer in the background has since been demolished.
The Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, as identified by a Wikipedian.